Privacy/Password Clarification

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  • #148329

    ghanagirl1
    Member

    I’ve been through the FAQ’s and around the site and just paid for an upgrade I now think I don’t need. Help. I’m still confused about the following: How can I allow visitors (not bloggers) whose email address I have to access my blogsite, while prohibiting others (whose addresses I don’t have from accessing it?
    Thank you! Grace

    #148522

    timethief
    Member

    You can have a private blog with up to 35 members.
    Dashboard -> Options -> Privacy
    The last option is I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose
    Check that button
    Click Update

    Do these help?
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/17/how-do-i-add-more-authors-users-to-my-blog/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/can-i-password-protect-my-whole-blog/

    #148880

    ghanagirl1
    Member

    Thanks so much for responding timethief. Yes they helped and I had gone over them. However when I try to add a user one by one (which is time-consuming!) by entering their individual email addresses, it tells me that the user is not found. This makes sense since the users don’t have blogs with wordpress, but before I spend time putting my 70 something addresses in, I want to be sure that I’m doing the right thing. I already paid for the upgrade.

    I just tried to contact support and they’re temporarily closed. Am working in a third world country and don’t have much internet access.

    Thanks for any other assistance!

    #148882

    judyb12
    Member

    your users have to have wordpress.com usernames in order to access your private blog.

    If you are making them contributors/authors/admins then you enter whatever email address they used to create their wordpress.com account at Dashboard->Users->Authors & Users->Add User From Community.

    If you are just allowing them to see the blog and comment on it, you need to enter their usernames at Dashboard->Options->Privacy->Username.

    #149043

    hotsnot
    Member

    Hi,

    Anyone know when / if the new privacy option (limiting access to known users) will be added to the open source version of WordPress ?

    -d.

    #149044

    timethief
    Member

    Volunteers have no answers for you. You need to contact staff weekdays 9-5 PM http://wordpress.com/contact-support/

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